Falcon 9 | DSCOVR

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket as part of the DSCOVR mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Feb 11th, 2015, 6:03 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 v1.1 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

DSCOVR

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA. DSCOVR will be positioned at the L1 libration point to monitor space weather and Earth’s climate.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

Broke up after sucessful water landing

Atlantic (ATL)

The Atlantic ocean on the East coast of the United States is a common landing area for expended boosters.

Ocean (Ocean)

Typically indicates a landing in which the booster is not recovered.

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